Tag: gut health

Neuroscience Shows How Gut Bacteria Impact Emotions

By Anna Hunt It is becoming widely known that gut bacteria influence much more than our digestive process. The bacteria living in the digestive system impact our general health. Furthermore, scientists are now discovering that this influence goes beyond physical health. A study out of the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) discovered evidence that…

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Consuming Walnuts Boosts Good Bacteria

By Mae Chan Walnut consumption may increase the amount of beneficial bacteria in the gut, according to a recent animal study published in The Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry. At the end of 10 weeks, rats fed a diet containing ground walnuts showed an increase in beneficial bacteria types including, Lactobacillus, Roseburia, and Ruminococcaceae. Rats in…

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Don’t Hate Your Gut: It May Help You Lose Weight, Fight Depression and Lower Blood Pressure

By Jasenka Zubcevic, University of Florida and Christopher Martynuik, University of Florida A universe of organisms living inside you may affect every part of your body, from your brain to your bones, and even your thoughts, feelings and your attempts to lose weight. This is a universe of trillions of microorganisms – or what we…

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8 Benefits of Caraway Oil That Will Surprise You

By Adonia Dennis, Natural Blaze Caraway oil is one of the most popular essential oils, being appreciated for unique medicinal properties. The oil is produced from the seeds of the caraway plant, with a pleasant scent. It is also customary that caraway seeds are used in various cuisine the world over, given their distinct flavor (caraway spice). Caraway…

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Honey and Black Seed Combo Cures 57% of H. Pylori Patients

By Sayer Ji H. pylori infection may be treated effectively with two ancient food-based remedies, new research suggests. Natural solutions for H. pylori are gaining increased attention due to the failure of conventional antibiotics to produce a permanent resolution of the condition without attendant adverse effects. In a previous post entitled “3 Natural H. Pylori ‘Cures’…

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Probiotics In Yogurt Reverse Depression Symptoms

By Mae Chan Researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have reversed depression symptoms in mice by feeding them Lactobacillus, a probiotic bacteria found in live-cultures yogurt. Further, they have discovered a specific mechanism for how the bacteria affect mood, providing a direct link between the health of the gut microbiome and mental…

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Gum For Guts: Marijuana Chewing Gum To Be Tested As IBS Treatment

By Organic and Healthy IBS or Irritable Bowel Syndrome can be extremely annoying, aggravating, and even painful. Thankfully there’s marijuana. It’s unfortunate to come down with IBS. Chronic cramping, bloating, abdominal pain, constipation and worse, with no known cause, no easy “cure” and nothing but long-term management to look forward to. For anyone who believes…

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Stomach Acid Suppressing Meds Causing Infections and Serious Health Problems

By Dave Mihalovic Proton-pump inhibitors (PPIs) are a group of medications whose primary action is a to reduce gastric acid production. Prilosec, prevacid, and nexium are popular PPIs which help constitute a large percentage of the most prescribed medications in the world. In a population-based study from Scotland, PPIs were linked with an increased risk…

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